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When you see her, Leslie may be wearing a silk dress and fishnets or wearing Xtra-Tuff boots and mending fishing nets, depending on whether she’s at her fishcamp in the Alaska wilderness or on a speaking tour “Outside.” She’s happy in both places talking about the books, places and topics that move her most.

Her book list includes The Spirit of Food: 34 Writers on Feasting and Fasting Toward God (Cascade), Surviving the Island of Grace: A Life on the Wild Edge of America (Thomas Dunne), and Parenting is Your Highest Calling . . . and Eight Other Myths That Trap Us in Worry and Guilt (Waterbrook), and five others. (Her forthcoming book is Forgiving our Fathers and Mothers.) Her essays, appearing in The Atlantic Monthly, Christianity Today, B...more


Dear Friends and Readers (which are one and the same), a quick postcard from a place I pay attention to: the shores of Harvester Island, where I live and work in commercial fishing every summer. The longest day of the year has come and gone,just a week past, which means I can still journey out to the outhouse at midnight and can read my book as I go. I do take books with me on that jaunt (the o... Read more of this blog post »
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“In emphasizing God's love over his holiness--his set-apartness as a sovereign, omniscient authority--we end up believing that his central concern is our individual happiness.”
Leslie Leyland Fields, Parenting Is Your Highest Calling: And Eight Other Myths That Trap Us in Worry and Guilt

“God has already shown us the way [to parent]. He parents, not according to an external list of rules, but according to his nature. Because he is a God of abounding love, he showers love and tenderness upon his children. Because he is a God of clarity and fairness, he provides definitive expectations for his children. Because he is a God of justice, he punishes his children's sin. Because he is a God of truth, who always fulfills his word, he disciplines their violations just as he promised. Because he is a God of mercy, he makes a way for their sins to be covered. Because he is a God of hope, he offers restoration even in the midst of judgement.”
Leslie Leyland Fields, Parenting Is Your Highest Calling: And Eight Other Myths That Trap Us in Worry and Guilt

“We never replace Jesus in our children's lives. We don't even do the work of Jesus in our children's lives. We do the work of parents, which is to point our children to Jesus. And then Jesus does his own work--with or without us.”
Leslie Leyland Fields, Parenting Is Your Highest Calling: And Eight Other Myths That Trap Us in Worry and Guilt




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